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When The Rain Comes

I’m honestly surprised we don’t discuss suicide and depression more often, if only because it touches us all. Since Robin Williams committed suicide a month ago, I’ve thought about it quite a lot. It has to be coincidental that many of his movies touch on suicide, but it’s hard to not to make connections to his…

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Shining Light in a Dark Room

This week is National Suicide Awareness week, and with Robin Williams’ death having sparked more than a few national discussions, many people who may not otherwise be discussing suicide or mental illness are doing so bravely, publicly, and importantly. Suicide is not something we think will ever touch our lives.  We are good parents to…

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Small Changes

Hi! I’m new here. I have some other things to write about today, but I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself first. My name is Stephanie, and I have one husband (just the right number for me), two kids (probably the right number for me) aged 7 and 4, and two beagles. I…

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on being present

This week was crammed full of school, work, and long days away from home. But today I got to hang out with Remy while Tom taught his morning class. Even though I needed to be reading or writing this blog post or networking on campus, I sat on the floor with Remy. While I folded his diapers,…